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Procurement Intelligence

A white paper on leveraging the power of UNSPSC for BI

Posted by Dylan Wan on January 14, 2008

I found a white paper on http://www.UNSPSC.org site about the same topic I wrote last week:

Here are what I learned about UNSPSC:

  • It has a 4 level hierarchical structure. It can be used for drill down and roll up data.
  • It is very useful for spend analysis.
  • It can also be used in sourcing to identify the suppliers. It can be use to measure the supplier’s performance by grouping the supplier and establish the benchmark.
  • It was an effort of merging United Nation’s code and D&B’s SPSC.
  • It can be extended. The custom codes can be defined as the further breakdown of the standard code
  • It supports multiple languages.

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Typical Business Intelligence Applications

Posted by Dylan Wan on December 25, 2006

This arcticles examines the major business drivers of business intelligence and the typical business intelligence applications. Some BI applications are common for all types of enterprise, others are specific to some industries.

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